By Susan Van Dongen, Special Writer
Published Centraljersey.com – April 18, 2012
The sound of soft, melodious wind chimes drifting through the trees and former farmland is the first thing that welcomes visitors to Princeton Center for Yoga and Health’s new location, at 88 Orchard Road, just off Route 206 in Skillman.
Founder and director Deborah Metzger says when she and her husband, Sol, were first imagining what the space might become, before its soft opening in January, something just told them to put up some wind chimes. It’s as though, to paraphrase the line in the movie “Field of Dreams,” “If you send out beautiful sounds, they will come.”
The new Princeton Center for Yoga and Health is situated at the 5-acre Orchard Hill Center, part of what once was a 19th-century farm. Photo by Mark Czajkowski
The relaxation that the chimes evoke is just a sample of the healing potential that awaits as clients walk through the doors of PCYH. There’s a subtle fragrance in the air (perhaps one of the Young Living Oils they have for sale), tidy rooms with immaculate wood floors, cozy chairs with colorful cushions here and there, distressed Mission-style benches, plants, crystals and geodes. Visitors can relax in the reception room, enjoy tea, purchase snacks, and even enjoy free Wi-Fi waiting for a class or session to begin.